Nov 19, 2012 6:00am PST
baby boomers, that prescription may come too late. casey wians, cnn, henderson, nevada. >>> and i'm carol costello. thank you for joining me today. cnn continues after a quick break. [ male announcer ] considering all your mouth goes through, do you really think brushing is enough to keep it clean? while brushing misses germs in 75% of your mouth, listerine® cleans virtually your entire mouth. so take your oral health to a whole new level. listerine®... power to your mouth™. nevada. stand a choice.hritis pn take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news.
Nov 19, 2012 11:00am PST
's population gets older and needs more medical care, the number of doctors is dwindling and in nevada, the doctor shortage is becoming critical. some patients are waiting months to get an appointment. cnn's casey wian reports on what is becoming quickly a very national crisis. >> reporter: george hobs rheumatoid arthritis pain was manageable. he had a job until one day last year. >> all of a sudden, one morning when i woke up, it was like i thought i had a stroke or something. my feet, my knees, my hands, i couldn't get out of the bed. i wasn't able to even dress myself. >> reporter: he called his arthritis doctor, but the office was closed. hobs didn't know his doctor was semiretired, only seeing patients three days a week. >> i was told there is only five places to go in vegas. and i tried three other ones, and the waiting period was three to four months. >> reporter: a trip to the er provided little relief. >> three times in the last year where i couldn't get out of bed for two days, three days, i actually prayed that i wouldn't live. and that's for me was the low point. >> reporte